The making of “Cortijo and His Time Machine” – Harvey Averne

Produced by Coco Records in 1974

– Ken McCarthy
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One player, multiple drums – Candido and NFamara

Nfamara Badjie Master drummer from Gambia watches Cándido Camero

Up until the middle part of the 20th century, hand drumming followed a pretty simple rule: One man, one drum (unless it was a two headed drum, tablas, or bongo drums.)

Then something changed.

What was it?


Bobby Sanabria interviews Cándido Camero, the most recorded conga player in jazz history.


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Bobby Carcasses – La Noche d’Ayer

My understanding is that this is Bobby’s first full scale production music video.

From an email I received from Bobby in response to a question about his music education in Cuba

“I never studied in any school of music.

All my education comes from other lives that I was living before.

Chucho and Emiliano gave me many tricks.

Arturo Sandoval

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The making of Machito’s “Fireworks” – Harvey Averne

Nominated for the 1977 Grammy Award


Music featured in this program

00:00 Macho (First Movement)
10:50 Soy Salsero
21:04 Mi Rito Llego
28:28 Despierta Boricua
36:22 Macho (Second Movement)


Liner Notes

Side A

Mi Ritmo Llego * (Guaguanco/4:55
(My Rhythm is Here)
(Ubaldo “Lalo” Rodriequez) (Coco Mus./BMI)
(Arr: Ray Santos)

Desilusion * (Bolero/3:45
(I’m Disillusioned)
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Chano!

Speaking of Chano, I don’t know who the genius was at Pro-Arte who had the wisdom to record this, but God bless him. Thanks to Reid Whatley for making the video and sharing the platters.

If anyone knows the history behind this recording, please drop me a line and let me know.

Mystery solved…Thanks to Louis Laffitte for the following.

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